Updated: May 17
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Throughout the month, Aortic Hope will be featuring articles pertaining to the well-being of our emotions and mental health. In this article titled, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, you will find detailed information about the disorder, symptoms, risk factors and treatment option.
"Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.
It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened, even when they are not in danger."
Please remember, if you ever feel suicidal, call 911 and seek help.